221 Ossington, 416-532-8000, and other, pizzerialibretto.com
Rocco Agostino tried to get the Silver Spoon on Roncesvalles off the ground for 10 years, but Toronto didn't bite for upscale modern Italian. He grabs a dilapidated storefront on Ossington and switches to pizza and bingo! But these are not your average over-dressed doughy pies, instead thin of crust and blistered, topped artfully with duck confit and roasted pear, or old-school with house-made 'nduja sausage and mozzarell'. Watch your back, Queen Margherita: co-owner Max Rimaldi has just tweeted that three new Librettos - including one midtown - are in the planning stage.
Queen Margherita Pizza
1402 Queen East, 416-466-6555, queenmargheritapizza.ca